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Can't versus won't
Friday, April 03, 2015      0 comments

Attitude and perception are everything. We can shape our thought processes and virtually guarantee our success with just the tiniest little shifts. Take can't as opposed to won't. "I can't lose weight." Really? So, tell me, are you c... Read more
Zoned Out
Thursday, April 02, 2015      4 comments

Do you ever have one of those days when you just want to go back to bed? For whatever reason, you didn't wake up rested, you still feel bleary, the sky is overcast, and that brass band you heard in your mind yesterday has seemingly gone on vacat... Read more
Dreams
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      4 comments

I want so many things. I want to live for many more years, with as little infirmity to slow me down as I can manage. I want my husband by my side. I want to do the things that I enjoy, without getting lightheaded, without getting winded, w... Read more
Kaboom!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      3 comments

Had a good laugh leaving the gym just now. To my left in the parking lot, a man started up his motorcycle. It was a big one - I'd guesstimate it had a gazillion-stroke engine, or thereabouts - and the abrupt sound made another young 'un loading ... Read more
Feeling filled up
Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

A man posted in a NutriBullet support group on Facebook the other day, asking for ideas because his morning smoothies don't "fill him up." It got me to thinking. (I've been doing a lot of that lately.) Seeking that feeling of being filled u... Read more
Free days?
Sunday, March 29, 2015      3 comments

Been thinking about the concept of free days. They don't work for me. I'm not casting judgment on the value free days have for others, but we're all wired differently. And every time I've ever allowed myself free days, it's brought my efforts to... Read more
My Tipping Point
Saturday, March 28, 2015      1 comments

Want to know one thing that turned things around for me? Uncommunicative doctors. Let me explain. In the past six years, I've had two friends, people in my age group, die of liver disease. The first was Adela, a beautiful Cubana in Florida ... Read more
Well, hello there, Me! Where have you been hiding?
Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

Last October, I purchased a Nutri-Bullet on E-Bay. It remained in its box until just this past weekend. Then, on Monday, my BFF (yes, sixty year olds can have those too; hush up about it) invited me to go to the gym with her, where we giggled ab... Read more
Sylvia, you are an idiot.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      6 comments

So, here I am, years later, back in the jeans I wore in college, running triathlons, and doing the horizontal mambo every night. NOT. Truth is, I've crossed over to geezerdom, having passed the dreaded sixty, my liver values continue t... Read more
Say what? Where did all my blogs go???
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

Oh, that's right... I haven't written any in EIGHT FREAKIN MONTHS! Truth is, I kind of miss this. The process of catching up is just such a pain in the... well, you know. Can't upset the auto-censors. Here we go with the Reader's Digest Con... Read more
Still at work
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      5 comments

I put in two hours of overtime today, and lo and behold, I'm still hanging around. Amazing, how quiet it is, sitting in the middle of an ocean of empty cubicles. Got a lot accomplished, too. Didn't think about sneaking down to the cafeteria more... Read more
And meanwhile, back at the ranch....
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      15 comments

The low carb thing bombed miserably. And I have more arterial sludge now than ever before. The doctor put me on cholesterol meds yesterday. Freakin wonderful. She told me I was inching up perilously close to the danger zone with my blood glucose... Read more
Lunchtime at work
Friday, April 22, 2011      10 comments

I've been back in Minnesota for a week now. Mom is home and doing well, albeit still not ready to live alone. Her sister is staying with her for the time being. Fortunately, on my father's side, we're Italian, meaning my generation and the gener... Read more
I am not Martha Stewart. So I'm blogging.
Monday, April 04, 2011      11 comments

What I ought to be doing is chemically soaking thirty years worth of nicotine stains off my mother's bathroom tiles. I also ought to be cleaning her toilets and her sinks, waxing her furniture, vacuuming her brand new carpets, and washing her fl... Read more
Oops, I did it again! (video blog)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      20 comments

An official thank you for those of you who haven't forgotten about me while I've been slacking. ;-)... Read more

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